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UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Check exam rules, guidelines, preparation tips, documents required , other deets

UPSC CSE exam is scheduled to begin at 9 am for the forenoon session and at 2 pm for the afternoon session

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 15th 2024 03:48 PM
UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Check exam rules, guidelines, preparation tips, documents required , other deets

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Check exam rules, guidelines, preparation tips, documents required , other deets

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination (CSE) Preliminary Exam, one of the most anticipated exams for aspirants aiming to enter India’s civil services, is scheduled to take place on June 16, 2024. 

Initially planned for May 26, 2024, the exam was postponed due to the 18th Lok Sabha Elections taking place across the country.


The UPSC CSE exam is scheduled to begin at 9 am for the forenoon session and at 2 pm for the afternoon session.

The e-admit cards for registered candidates were made available on June 7, 2024. Those who have registered for the exam can download their admit cards by visiting the official UPSC website at upsc.gov.in.

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Exam Timings

Paper I: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Paper II: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Essential Documents 
  • Printed copy of their UPSC CSE Admit Card 2024
  • 2 recent passport-sized photographs
  • Valid government-issued photo ID
  • Stationary Items
  • Water Bottle
  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving licence
  • Voter ID card
  • PAN card
  • Passport

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 | Items banned in examination hall 
  • Electronic devices
  • Mobile phones
  • Smart watches
  • Valuable/expensive items 
  •  IT gadgets
  • Books
  • Bags

UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 : Syllabus

General Studies Paper I : Subjects Covered

History: Indian History, Freedom Struggle, and Post-Independence India

Geography: Physical Geography, World Geography, and Indian Geography

Economy: Indian Economy, Economic Development, and Current Economic Events

Polity and Governance: Indian Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, and Rights Issues

General Science: Basic concepts in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and everyday science

Current Affairs: National and International Events, Government Policies, and Recent Developments

General Studies Paper II (CSAT) :Subjects Covered

Comprehension: Reading comprehension passages and related questions

Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills: Effective communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal interaction

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability: Puzzles, data interpretation, and logical problem-solving

Decision Making and Problem Solving: Situational judgment and problem-solving skills

General Mental Ability: Basic numeracy, arithmetic, and mathematical concepts

- With inputs from agencies

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